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Small mouth demon  by Matt Zwartz

Small mouth demon

Matt Zwartz

Book

""Crypto currencies for the mainstream investor? I hate to break it to you, but if anything sounds like an oxymoron, Jimmy, then that's it." Hawk, dissolute advertising creative wunderkind, is given the project that might just save his career, rescue...

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The Hop  by Diana Clarke

The Hop

Diana Clarke

Book

"[T]he story of a poor scrappy girl from rural New Zealand who grows reluctantly into a sex icon, the face of a movement, and a mother, all at the same time. Kate Burns grows up wanting attention from her Ma, but her Ma wants only money and Kate learns...

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After the peace by Fay Weldon

After the peace

Fay Weldon

Audio CD

"How many parents does it take to make a baby? In the case of Rosalind Melrose Smithson it took four: one birth mother; one legal father; one interfering neighbour and one turkey baster filled with the defrosted essence of an anonymous donor. Or not ...

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Liquid gold  by Owen Clough

Liquid gold

Owen Clough

Book

Australia is in crisis, water has vanished everywhere except the eastern states with the advent of global warming. The population from Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and The Northern Territory have migrated east with millions of Aussies...

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Night & day  by Enni Amanda

Night & day

Enni Amanda

Book

"She lives on the other side of the world. He doesn't go beyond the corner store.TV producer Mia is torn between her work ambition and passion for songwriting. Facing a huge career choice, she embarks on a round-the-world trip to find answers. Soul s...

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Dead man's axe  by Bing Turkby

Dead man's axe

Bing Turkby

Book

"Business is dead at the Pick Me guitar store. But that's not the only thing that's dying in town. Gene Stevens owns a gorgeous rare guitar - his favourite 'axe'. He wouldn't be seen dead without it. Until one day, he's seen dead with it. Somebody has...

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The book of secrets  by Fiona Kidman

The book of secrets

Fiona Kidman

Book

"The past haunts a lone woman in frontier Waipu"--Cover.

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The second stage of grief by Katherine Hayton

The second stage of grief

Katherine Hayton

eBook

A killer won't stop until Ngaire Blakes is dead. Ngaire Blakes is trying to put her life back together. The ex-cop resigned from the police after a vicious assault left her battling PTSD. Dragged into a murder investigation, she's shocked to discover...

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Puck of the starways by Keith Hill

Puck of the starways

Keith Hill

eBook

Day in and day out, never resting, Puck played. Having no body, he flitted from star to star, solar system to solar system. Ever at fun, he gambolled through the ten thousand veils of reality. Life to him was a joy, and that joy was his life's whole ...

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The library of unfinished business by Patricia Bell

The library of unfinished business

Patricia Bell

eBook

"Maurice, a small-town librarian, dies one Monday morning in a fiery car crash. Finding himself in a very unexpected afterlife, he befriends Kit, who knows more than he should about Heaven - and about Maurice's life on Earth. Meanwhile, Maurice's daughter...

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Wings of Grace by Tania Roberts

Wings of Grace

Tania Roberts

eBook

"Canterbury 1941: World War II has left New Zealand farms bereft of young men. Whipsnade Farm, home of the McKnight family becomes a training farm for the young women who leave the city to volunteer as land girls. After farewelling her brothers off to...

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It takes tea to tango by Melissa Crosby

It takes tea to tango

Melissa Crosby

eBook

"Slightly jaded middle-aged woman with a hint of bitterness. That's me, Florence. Twenty-four years ago, I did the rumpy-pumpy in the back seat of Darren's dad's car. Nine months later... well, you know how it goes. All things considered, my life turned...

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The year of the fox by Merren Tait

The year of the fox

Merren Tait

eBook

Winner of the Chick Lit category in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards."This is chick-lit at its best. Merren Tait has written a genuinely funny novel."--Readers' Favorite I started My New Life with a wild leap of faith and a screw driver in my back...

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Loop tracks by Sue Orr

Loop tracks

Sue Orr

eAudiobook

It's 1978: the Auckland abortion clinic has been forced to close and sixteen-year-old Charlie has to fly to Sydney, but the plane is delayed on the tarmac. It's 2019: Charlie's tightly contained Wellington life with her grandson Tommy is interrupted by...

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Protection  by Paul Hersey

Protection

Paul Hersey

Book

"Running away is Jase's answer to everything: having to compete against his older brother Duncan; avoiding a growing love for his friend Kate; facing his fear of climbing in the mountains close to home. One of these days Jase will have to stop running....

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Wings of Grace  by Tania Roberts

Wings of Grace

Tania Roberts

Book

"Canterbury 1941: World War II has left New Zealand farms bereft of young men. Whipsnade Farm, home of the McKnight family becomes a training farm for the young women who leave the city to volunteer as land girls.After farewelling her brothers off to...

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Actuary  by K. T. Bowes

Actuary

K. T. Bowes

Book

"Rohan Andreyev is an actuary. Some actuaries sit in an office and calculate risk. Others hunt down the risk and eliminate it for a fee. It’s the sinister side of loss adjusting. It’s the part he likes most. Emma is the risk he didn’t eliminate and when...

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The Du Rose prophecy  by K. T. Bowes

The Du Rose prophecy

K. T. Bowes

Book

"A prophecy in the making. History for the taking. And disaster beckons the sons of an ancient family. Decades ago on a mountain in New Zealand, a rich landowner sat with her grandson and told him the stories of his people. She prophesied he would be...

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One heartbeat  by K. T. Bowes

One heartbeat

K. T. Bowes

Book

"One chance. One life. One heartbeat away from eternity. A face from the past disturbs Hana’s second chance at love, pitching her backwards as her old life bleeds into the new. She's forced to deal with buried hurts and learn that forgiveness is a two...

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Wiremu Du Rose  by K. T. Bowes

Wiremu Du Rose

K. T. Bowes

Book

"Wiremu flees the restrictions of the Du Roses and strikes out on his own. He’s formulated a plan to get what he wants and believes nothing can stand in his way. But the small New Zealand town he arrives at has secrets buried in the soil. One man is...

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Seven of swords  by Lewis Hastings

Seven of swords

Lewis Hastings

Book

"He has power, money, and influence. Damaged, but not defeated, Europe’s most-wanted criminal, the Jackdaw has his sights set on humbling the British government. With incriminating documents in his grasp, he’s ready to hold the UK to ransom, especially...

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Kiss hard  by Nalini Singh

Kiss hard

Nalini Singh

Book

"Daniel Esera is a young god on the rugby field, a sexy and charming man who's got the world at his feet. There's just one problem: his sudden potent attraction to his number one nemesis--Catie River. No. Just no. Not happening. Catie River is on her...

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Quartus  by Paul W. Feenstra

Quartus

Paul W. Feenstra

Book

"The monastic order of fighting monks, the Knights Templar, was home to Sir Odo Brus, and he'd taken strict vows of obedience, chastity, and poverty. His brother knights were like family, and without thought, he'd sacrafice his life for them. The for...

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The suitor  by Cyan Tayse

The suitor

Cyan Tayse

Book

"A modern-day Cinderella story... When Raoul Montgomery is summoned back to Sweetwater Close, he had no idea what he was coming home to. A mother on death's door, a father wallowing in self pity, and a catastrophic debt to pay. For the first time in his...

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Leonie's Christmas miracle  by Serena Black

Leonie's Christmas miracle

Serena Black

Book

"Leonie Walters has a bet with her brother to see if Christmas miracles do exist. In true romantic fashion, she finds that the path to true love is not always easy, especially when you have to have to deal with unresolved issues. Finding a future husband...

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Quintus  by Paul W. Feenstra

Quintus

Paul W. Feenstra

Book

"Haunted by his father's troubled past, Odo's life is in imminent danger when he journeys to Dover Castle to attend to the king and queen. Shaken by revelations shared with him by Queen Eleanor, Odo seeks revenge and sets out to end the blood feud once...

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Hauntings  by Stephen Lomax

Hauntings

Stephen Lomax

Book

"Best friends, Marcus and James ... faced with a grim future of dole queues and dead-end jobs, they decide instead to set themselves up as paranormal investigators ... A chance meeting with a fellow investigator and cryptozoologist ... forces the young...

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Everest rising  by Matt Kambic

Everest rising

Matt Kambic

Book

"Trees burst from rocks. Snow leopards move in herds. The world's tallest mountain is rising. A crack team of scientists races to the Himalayas. to investigate an unprecedented chain of events. Facing the impossible is only the beginning."--Publisher...

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That deep river feeling  by Jackie Ashenden

That deep river feeling

Jackie Ashenden

Book

"Ever since Deep River struck oil, police officer Morgan West has prided herself on protecting the locals from oilmen itching to make a deal. All the townspeople think she's doing a great job, but one outspoken, incredibly gorgeous man always has something...

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Pirates come down  by Christopher McMaster

Pirates come down

Christopher McMaster

Book

"Fishing in the future takes more than a net! Rickets is a PAC-Man, his patrol and attack craft the first line of defense against encroaching vessels. Moss is a Fisheries Observer, tasked with ensuring companies abide by the quotas set on target spec...

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Winter time  by Laurence Fearnley

Winter time

Laurence Fearnley

Book

"Having returned to the Mackenzie Country to deal with the unexpected death of his brother, Roland has more than enough on his plate. He could do without the demands of a cantankerous neighbour, the complaints of his partner back in Australia and dis...

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Elena  by Evan G. (Evan Graham) Andrew

Elena

Evan G. (Evan Graham) Andrew

Book

"Leaving St Petersburg to travel across Russia to her sister's estate, Elena needs a respectable travelling companion. A single chance encounter at the train station gives her an appropriate female companion, but also a potential lover, and eventually...

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A pattern of shades  by Wendy (Author) Dodds

A pattern of shades

Wendy (Author) Dodds

Book

"It's 1984, Robert Muldoon calls a snap election, and on a remote gulf island, a group of young mums decide to hold an election night ball with a special floorshow. Mouse, an introverted single mum, living in a boatshed and tormented by her inner dragons,...

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Soldier, sailor, lover, slave  by E.F Holt

Soldier, sailor, lover, slave

E.F Holt

Book

In depicting the past lives of New Zealand born Kate, Soldier Sailor Lover Slave represents a unique deviation from traditional memoirs. Spanning time and space, the novel recounts nine individuals whose compelling stories connect through sorrow. In ...

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Scars with sharp edges  by Vanessa Evetts

Scars with sharp edges

Vanessa Evetts

Book

"Mistakes are an accepted part of life ... unless you're a pastor's daughter and perfection is your only option. Backed into a corner by both faith and fear, Rebecca Gowan makes a choice which costs her everything, including the family who'd always p...

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MisStep  by Christopher McMaster

MisStep

Christopher McMaster

Book

"Sometimes when you lose your way, there is no going home. Jens needed to get off the planet in a hurry so he took the first job on an interstellar freighter he found-a convoy to the far-flung colony of Sukhavati, three Steps and almost three thousan...

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The Spanish woman by Evan G. (Evan Graham) Andrew

The Spanish woman

Evan G. (Evan Graham) Andrew

eBook

The Spanish Woman is based on a true 17th century story of a young Spanish noblewoman, Luisa de Coyes Francheros, who was captured by Turkish pirates. She is ruined, and if she returned home would be forced to live in a convent for the rest of her life....

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The belonging  by Kate Genet

The belonging

Kate Genet

Book

"A month to decide whether to follow the ancient path. In Wilde Grove, the wheel is turning, and the veil between the worlds is thinning. Having had just a few weeks to decide whether to take up the mantle of her inheritance in Wilde Grove, Erin is n...

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Home theatre  by Anthony Lapwood

Home theatre

Anthony Lapwood

Book

Welcome to the Repertory Apartments-where scenes of tenderness and trouble, music and magic, the uncanny and the macabre play out on intimate stages. A mother and her young son battle an infestation of ants. A bass player is beset by equine hallucinations....

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Follow the wind  by Kate Genet

Follow the wind

Kate Genet

Book

"The flow of life's purpose twists and turns. Selena Wilde has been Lady of the Grove for many years, successfully keeping and passing on the knowledge, wisdom, and practices of the Ancient Way. She's trained Morghan Wilde to take her place when the ...

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The singing  by Kate Genet

The singing

Kate Genet

Book

"The Ancient Path leads us deep into the Wildwood. The foundations of practice have been laid, and Erin is stepping into the rhythm and weaving of the worlds. But it is the spirits who now must lead her teaching, and prepare her for her initiation into...

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The gathering  by Kate Genet

The gathering

Kate Genet

Book

"The veil between the worlds is shredding. The old gods are calling. Erin inherits a cottage in a remote village from a grandmother she's never met. A village full of witches and Druids. But ownership of the cottage comes with a non-negotiable condition,...

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Crow's song  by Nicky Webber

Crow's song

Nicky Webber

Book

"Based on a true story, Crow’s Song is an uplifting love story of faith and hope for the future. This story recreates the war-torn childhoods of Piet and Ava Verberne, growing up in different countries during WWII. Both suffer excruciating loss and....

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The return  by Carole Brungar

The return

Carole Brungar

Book

They say love will set you free, but do the orphans of war even really experience that freedom? Ambitious and dedicated, Jackie Coles is the shinning success story of of once abandoned child. But as her 40th year approaches the realisation that something...

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Squirrel & Swan curious things by M. D. (Margot D.) Archer

Squirrel & Swan curious things

M. D. (Margot D.) Archer

eBook

A charming prequel novella to the S & S Investigations series. Best friends Paige and Sophie will soon graduate with PhDs in psychology. But before they start thinking about what the future holds, a break!They take up an invitation to stay at a beaut...

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Squirrel & Swan devious things by M. D. (Margot D.) Archer

Squirrel & Swan devious things

M. D. (Margot D.) Archer

eBook

The Strange Behaviour of Hazel Berryman and The Corporate Gig. Squirrel & Swan Devious Things is book #2 in the S & S Investigations series. With two solved cases and a promising new corporate gig, Paige and Sophie are finally getting somewhere. But life...

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Na Viro by Gina Cole

Na Viro

Gina Cole

eBook

"Appearing before the head of the Academy for fighting at her graduation ceremony, puffer ship navigator Tia Grom-Eddy must either join the crew of a spaceship on a deep space mission or complete a lengthy probationary period on Earth. Mortally afraid...

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The gathering by Kate Genet

The gathering

Kate Genet

eAudiobook

The veil between the worlds is shredding. The old goddesses are calling. Erin inherits a cottage in a remote village from a grandmother she's never met. Considering how much she longs to get away from the unexciting life stretching out in front of her,...

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The belonging by Kate Genet

The belonging

Kate Genet

eAudiobook

A month to decide whether to follow the ancient path. In Wilde Grove, the wheel is turning, and the veil between the worlds is thinning. Having had just a few weeks to decide whether to take up the mantle of her inheritance in Wilde Grove, Erin is no...

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To the sea by Nikki Crutchley

To the sea

Nikki Crutchley

Large Print

"A compulsively readable suspense thriller which will keep you guessing and reading late into the night. Iluka has been the only home that 18-year-old Ana has ever known. The beautiful wild pine plantation overlooking the Pacific Ocean where her gran...

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Remember me by Charity Norman

Remember me

Charity Norman

Large Print

"'They never found Leah Parata. Not a boot, not a backpack, not a turquoise beanie. After she left me that day, she vanished off the face of the earth.' A close-knit community is ripped apart by disturbing revelations that cast new light on a young w...

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The author's cut by Owen Marshall

The author's cut

Owen Marshall

Large Print

"This selection from a long career ranges across New Zealand and ventures overseas; the pieces explore both cruelty and love; they look back to childhood and also capture the world we live in today. Full of unexpected turns, lyrical writing, wry obse...

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Before you knew my name by Jacqueline Bublitz

Before you knew my name

Jacqueline Bublitz

Large Print

"There is no name to be spoken, but I am recognised by each of the women present, clasped around their lifted hands, heavy on their hearts. I am their fears, and their lucky escapes, their anger, and their wariness. I am their caution and their yesterdays,...

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Poker chips and poison by Rodney Strong

Poker chips and poison

Rodney Strong

Large Print

"If old age doesn't get her ... the murderer will. 97 year old Alice Atkinson should be comfortably living out her days at the Silvermoon Retirement Village. But she's bored. A lifetime of living in the grey area between right and wrong means that wi...

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Everything changes by Stephanie Johnson

Everything changes

Stephanie Johnson

Large Print

"Buying a run-down motel to start a new life - what could possibly go wrong? In this funny and moving novel, prize-winning author Stephanie Johnson turns her wry eye on us. Their first guests are a classic cast of the sorrowful and dysfunctional that...

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Curtis' war  by Richard Willis

Curtis' war

Richard Willis

Book

A racy journey through the Taranaki bush and social attitudes to mental health are the settings of a classic story of a fugitive, a murder, a courtroom and a discovery of love.

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The rising by Kate Genet

The rising

Kate Genet

eBook

"The ancient path twists and turns. In Wilde Grove, the initiation continues and those following the ancient path in and out of the Wildwood have much to learn. And come to terms with. Erin feels like a changed woman, but still there is more for her to...

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Fallen from grace  by Richard. author. Willis

Fallen from grace

Richard. author. Willis

Book

A disgraced Presbyterian minister rebuilds his emotional, spiritual and romantic life in the remoteness of South Westland and becomes a hero of Search and Rescue who is then, himself, searched and rescued in this moving tale of redemption and romance...

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Murder by truth  by Gary Paul Stephenson

Murder by truth

Gary Paul Stephenson

Book

"Paul Nichols was not your average family man. He loved outdoor life, climbing mountains, trekking, camping, and survival. Trained by the Army and SAS he later joined special operations. During a mission to eradicate a drug-smuggling organization, the...

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Battle's legacy  by Darian Smith

Battle's legacy

Darian Smith

Book

"Stalked by a foe that has eluded them before, Brannon and his team face a threat they fail to understand. People are dying by magic in ways reminiscent of the war. Despite Brannon's attempts to abandon those memories, history will not be silenced so...

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Death in the Marsh  by Wendy M. Wilson

Death in the Marsh

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

"A spirit photograph. A detective in a box. A Scandinavian boy who speaks only Maori and runs with the Marsh Mob. A body floating in the marsh. And a new opportunity for James Hardy to exercise his mind. New Zealand 1882: When Constable Patrick Foster...

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Death in the bush  by Wendy M. Wilson

Death in the bush

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

"A historic knife. A mysterious major who wants the knife. The body of a young woman found deep in the bush. And a chance for retired coachman James Hardy to reinvent himself in a new country. New Zealand 1881: After a reclusive Maori on the run from...

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Disorder  by Raewyn Gregory

Disorder

Raewyn Gregory

Book

"Partners, relatives, friends and colleagues live their daily lives with certain thoughts and behavioural traits hidden deep within. We think we know each other. Just like us, they seem highly functioning and achieving adults - ordinary people in fact....

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Mates, and other stories  by Adrian Blackburn

Mates, and other stories

Adrian Blackburn

Book

"In twenty-seven memorable stories Adrian Blackburn vividly evokes a multiplicity of voices, events and settings. Deceptively simple. Eminently readable."--Back cover.

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Into the shade  by Paul W. Feenstra

Into the shade

Paul W. Feenstra

Book

"In 1914 Sarajevo, radical terrorists are plotting to assassinate visiting Austrian royalty. Their plan has disastrous consequences and ultimately leads to the outbreak of WWI. One of the insurgents, a Roman Catholic priest, flees the Balkans and is ...

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A tiny house on wheels  by Enni Amanda

A tiny house on wheels

Enni Amanda

Book

"Nina is 36, single, and running out of time to start a family. She quits her advertising job, and moves into a small coastal town, in a tiny house on wheels. Surely, the laid back country life with organic veggies will turn back the clock for her. Now,...

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How to loiter in a turf war  by author Coco Solid (Musician)

How to loiter in a turf war

author Coco Solid (Musician)

Book

"A genre-bending work of autobiographical fiction from one of Aotearoa's fiercest and most versatile artists. Like nothing you've read before, How to Loiter in a Turf War is a lucid, genre-bending, cinematic work of autobiographical fiction. From one...

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Black river  by Myles Ojabo

Black river

Myles Ojabo

Book

"A battle between an ageless mermaid-queen and a resurrected ancestor arises over the life of an enslaved African. A slaveholder, amidst unreliable circumstances, adopt new Quaker doctrines and set this slave free. Should the African make Kentucky home?...

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The gathering by Kate Genet

The gathering

Kate Genet

eBook

Erin inherits a cottage in a remote village from a grandmother she's never met. Considering how much she longs to get away from the unexciting life stretching out in front of her, this might be a dream come true. Except that it's a village full of witches...

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Pensioned off  by Sue Dawson

Pensioned off

Sue Dawson

Book

"Retirement - is it a wasteland or a wonderland? Ruth, Trudy and some other baby boomers they meet along the way are about to find out. Drawn together by a love of music, they form a ukulele band which takes them on a journey far beyond their origina...

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Starlight's children  by Darian Smith

Starlight's children

Darian Smith

Book

"Children are being hunted in the streets and their parents' hearts frozen into glass. Brannon and his team of "unusual crimes" investigators are still reeling from the aftermath of Risen in Kalanon, but now they must face a new monster on the loose....

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Switched up  by Rosy Fenwicke

Switched up

Rosy Fenwicke

Book

"Your favorite midlife super woman, Euphemia Sage, is back. Finding time to practice her super-powers is proving more difficult than she would like. A pesky journalist is stalking her determined to catch her in the act and make his name. Kenneth has gone...

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Down from Upland  by Murdoch Stephens

Down from Upland

Murdoch Stephens

Book

Down from Upland is a kitchen sink domestic novel set around the first batch of Millennials to find themselves raising a teenager. Jacqui and Scott strain to put their beliefs about non-monogamy, racial equality and the follies of binge drinking into...

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Empty nest  by Rosy Fenwicke

Empty nest

Rosy Fenwicke

Book

Euphemia Sage and Jane travel to Oakhill Station in the Wairarapa countryside to prepare the financial accounts for the handsome and welathy Joe Kincaide. Joe leaves as soon as they arrive and doesn't return when he said he would. His bird sanctuary ...

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The second Daisy  by Pat Backley

The second Daisy

Pat Backley

Book

"This book is a sequel to DAISY. The first Daisy had a hard start in life. She was born in the slums of London in 1887, to a poor unmarried other. 100 years later, we meet her namesake, The Second Daisy. Her life is much easier, but in many ways the two...

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The gift of love  by Serena Black

The gift of love

Serena Black

Book

"All gift shop owner Favia Garcia wants to do is live a normal life with the least amount of fuss and notoriety as possible. Infamy and societal aspirations she is more than happy to leave to her gold-digging, social-climbing family. Leave it to her to...

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Find your way home by Jackie Ashenden

Find your way home

Jackie Ashenden

eBook

Small town romance heads to the wilds of New Zealand in the first installment of a brand-new contemporary series by Jackie Ashenden. Brightwater Valley, New Zealand, is beautiful, rugged, and home to those who love adventure. But it's also isolated and...

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The Leonard girls by Deborah Challinor

The Leonard girls

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam war, nurse Rowie Leonard is serving a 12-month tour of duty. She supports the war and is committed to caring for wounded New Zealand and Australian troops. After a few months, however, she realises that nothing at...

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Unholy business  by Nora West

Unholy business

Nora West

Book

"England in 1963. Alice is at boardng school in Sussex. Sylvia is drinking in her bedroom and Quentin is hatching plots to extend his poultry empire to Italy in cahoots with the Vatican. It is a year of family transitions and a summery trip to Rome ......

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Boxed  by Stephen Johnson

Boxed

Stephen Johnson

Book

"Three women - their fates strangely aligned by a killer obsessed with retribution. Mebourne Spotlight journalist Kim Prescott is promoted to the TV reporting staff after the program's exposé of the Tagga's Mob murders in Australia and New Zealand was...

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The Leonard Girls  by Deborah Challinor

The Leonard Girls

Deborah Challinor

Book

"In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam war, nurse Rowie Leonard is serving a 12-month tour of duty. She supports the war and is committed to caring for wounded New Zealand and Australian troops. After a few months, however, she realises that nothing at...

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The Leonard girls by Deborah Challinor

The Leonard girls

Deborah Challinor

eBook

In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam war, nurse Rowie Leonard is serving a 12-month tour of duty. She supports the war and is committed to caring for wounded New Zealand and Australian troops. After a few months, however, she realises that nothing at...

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The library of unfinished business  by Patricia (Author) Bell

The library of unfinished business

Patricia (Author) Bell

Book

"Maurice, a small-time librarian, dies one Monday morning in a fiery car crash. Finding himself in a very unexpected afterlife, he befriends Kit, who knows more than he should about Heaven – and about Maurice’s life on Earth. Meanwhile, Maurice’s da...

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Harbouring  by Jenny Pattrick

Harbouring

Jenny Pattrick

Book

"It is 1839 and Huw Pengellin is desperate to find a better life for his family than the one he ekes out in Wales. His wife, Martha, is fully aware just how foolhardy Huw's schemes can be, but she is keen to escape the foundry slums, as well as Huw's...

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Hot flush by Rosy Fenwicke

Hot flush

Rosy Fenwicke

eBook

"Euphemia Sage watched on helplessly as Jane, covered in blood, held her precious jewelry and was bundled into the Mercedes. Recently she had found out that Alison, her mousy receptionist at Sage Consulting, had been working as a loan shark in her spare...

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Artist free zone by Annette Mori

Artist free zone

Annette Mori

eBook

Melissa just moved to a conservative part of Washington State. A move designed to set her and her longtime partner up for early retirement. But best laid plans go awry when her partner, Colette decides, out of the blue, their relationship isn't working...

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Boy fallen  by Chris (Novelist) Gill

Boy fallen

Chris (Novelist) Gill

Book

"When the body of wealthy teen and aspiring photographer Evan Wiley is found faceup at the base of Taonga Falls, one thing is immediately clear: he didn't jump. Detective Brooke Palmer races down to the struggling New Zealand town she once called home...

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Exit .45 by Ben Sanders

Exit .45

Ben Sanders

Large Print

"When a former NYPD colleague is shot dead in front of him, private investigator Marshall Grade discovers there's far more to the killing than meets the eye. Ray Vialoux is in trouble. Big trouble. And he needs Marshall Grade's help. Reluctantly, Grade...

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Notorious  by Olivia Hayfield

Notorious

Olivia Hayfield

Book

"Everyone has heard of the Snows... except Emma Snow. Emma Snow wants three things in the world: to become a writer, own a cat, and never think about Rowan Bosworth again. Darkly handsome with a tragic past, Emma should know better than to be in love...

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Earth's embrace  by Lani Wendt Young

Earth's embrace

Lani Wendt Young

Book

How do you contain a fire god? All Leila and Daniel want is their 'happy ever after'. But there's a small problem - Pele isn't dead and gone. She may not be in control of Leila anymore, but she's still a brooding, simmering threat searching for a way...

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Mary's boy, Jean-Jacques and other stories  by Vincent O'Sullivan

Mary's boy, Jean-Jacques and other stories

Vincent O'Sullivan

Book

In Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, we last see Dr Frankenstein's Creature shunned by human society and crossing the Arctic wasteland. What if he were rescued by an eccentric English expedition intent on sailing from pole to pole and back - only to be cast...

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Remember me  by Charity Norman

Remember me

Charity Norman

Book

They never found Leah Parata. Not a boot, not a backpack, not a turquoise beanie. After she left me that day, she vanished off the face of the earth. A close-knit community is ripped apart by disturbing revelations that cast new light on a young woma...

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About Hana  by K. T. Bowes

About Hana

K. T. Bowes

Book

Someone broke her once. Now it's happening again. Would you trust a stranger to rescue you from yourself? When a gang targets Hana, Logan seems like the perfect hero. But his past is hazy, he has secrets and there's something he doesn't want her to know....

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Larry & Viv  by Graeme Lay

Larry & Viv

Graeme Lay

Book

"1948. The world is still recovering from war, Britain is demoralised. Yet there is hope. The Old Vic Theatre Company undertakes a tour of Australia and New Zealand, to show the British flag. And to make money. The tour is led by the world's best-known...

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The bone track  by Sara E. Johnson

The bone track

Sara E. Johnson

Book

"A nature trek turns dangerous when the wilderness gives up its bones... New Zealand's remote Milford Track seems the perfect place for forensic investigator Alexa Glock to reconnect with her brother Charlie, with whom she hasn't spent much time since...

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The fish  by Lloyd Jones

The fish

Lloyd Jones

Book

"When the baby is born--in a shabby caravan at a beach campground--it's clear he is not like other babies. But the family will try hard to protect and love and accept him. Perhaps all the more to make up for letting his troubled mother down. The young...

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The water's dead  by Catherine Lea

The water's dead

Catherine Lea

Book

Set in the Far North, this is New Zealand's answer to Vera Stanhope, a thrilling novel with surprise twists that will keep you turning the pages. Meet DI Nyree Bradshaw. For twenty-five years, Nyree thought she'd solved her toughest cases. She was wrong....

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Dragonflies  by Jennifer Mayne

Dragonflies

Jennifer Mayne

Book

"A novel set in beautiful Naples, Florida, tells the tale of four enthusiastic male golfers whose lives are turned around after a weekend break in Las Vegas. Romance, intrigue, and corruption with many twists and turns will have you unable to put this...

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Hidden gem  by Enni Amanda

Hidden gem

Enni Amanda

Book

Can one Cinderella night change Marnie's life forever? Nearly 40, divorced and newly diagnosed with chronic illness, Marnie is ready to hide away forever. Tea. Blankets. A remote cabin. The last thing on her mind is a whirlwind love affair amidst a p...

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Lady Chatterley's enemy  by Barbara Unković

Lady Chatterley's enemy

Barbara Unković

Book

"A variety of new and old tales. Meet Pasha and Jasmina who flee their home south of Sarajevo during the Homeland War; Ivan, the unworldly young Dalmatian who comes to NZ on holiday and is caught in Auckland City's seedy nightlife; Dick and Larry who...

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